70 Apartments for rent in Ankeny, IA

Read Guide >
Last updated August 16 at 1:10PM
220 NW Abilene Road
Ankeny
Ankeny, IA
Updated August 10 at 10:38AM
2 Bedrooms
$895
1317 Delaware Ave # 3
Ankeny
Ankeny, IA
Updated August 12 at 10:58AM
2 Bedrooms
$1,095
Results within 5 miles of Ankeny, IA
3101 E 9th St
Highland Park
Des Moines, IA
Updated August 16 at 1:54AM
2 Bedrooms
$1,095
1302 E 12th St
Capitol Park
Des Moines, IA
Updated August 16 at 1:54AM
2 Bedrooms
$850
1705 E 14th St
Union Park
Des Moines, IA
Updated August 14 at 10:11AM
2 Bedrooms
$825
2412 NW Heritage Ave
Ankeny
Ankeny, IA
Updated August 16 at 9:33AM
2 Bedrooms
$1,250
809 NW Parkside Dr
Ankeny
Ankeny, IA
Updated August 16 at 2:03AM
4 Bedrooms
$1,950
1203 NE 8th Lane
Ankeny
Ankeny, IA
Updated July 25 at 9:17AM
3 Bedrooms
$1,350
1156 NE 7th Ln
Ankeny
Ankeny, IA
Updated August 10 at 10:02AM
2 Bedrooms
$1,050
1219 NE Windsor Dr
Ankeny
Ankeny, IA
Updated August 16 at 2:01AM
2 Bedrooms
$1,150
1235 SE Village View Ln
Ankeny
Ankeny, IA
Updated August 16 at 1:54AM
2 Bedrooms
$1,050
680 N Pleasant Hill Blvd
Pleasant Hill
Pleasant Hill, IA
Updated August 10 at 10:01AM
2 Bedrooms
$865
Apartment List detective logo

Keep Looking!

Try removing some filters or broadening your
search area to see more results.

Apartment List detective logo

Zoom in to see more.

Trying to get a feel for the larger area? No problem.
When you're ready, zoom in again to see pins and listings.

Apartment List sad heart

Something went wrong.

Please try your search again or reload the page.

City Guide
Ankeny

Ankeny is located about 10 miles north of Des Moines and is largely considered a suburb of the city. Ankeny’s primary industry is centered on the John Deere plant located in the southwest portion of town. Additionally, many Ankeny residents commute to the economic center of Des Moines for work.

Ankeny is very suburban in the sense that it has seen a lot of development in the past 50 or so years. There’s a small historical district located in the city center, with a few mom and pop type shops and older homes, but the majority of the city has been developed since the 1960s. This means that there are plenty of newer apartment complexes, condominiums and townhomes for your renting pleasure. It also means that most of your shopping, dining and nightlife will happen in big box stores and chain restaurants located in the malls and shopping centers of Ankeny. Don’t fret, though! If you’re looking for independently owned shops and restaurants, you’re just a 15-minute drive from Des Moines.

The center of town is located at the intersection of Ankeny Boulevard and 1st Street. These two roads divide the town into quadrants, with each quadrant having its own unique character. The type of rental you want will probably determine which section of town you end up in.

The southern portions of town are where you’ll see some of the older 1960s development. Affordable apartment complexes and the occasional rental home are typically what you’ll find available. The southeastern portion of town generally has more rentals, but you can find the odd apartment on the west side, as well. Two bedroom properties in this area tend to range from $500-$700 per month.

There’s plenty of newer development in the northern part of town. Here, you’ll find a lot of townhomes, newer apartment complexes and condominiums, particularly in the area around Saylorville Lake. Many of these newer apartments offer great amenities, including swimming pools, gyms and clubhouses. Additionally, these developments will usually offer more in the way of flexible leases, studio apartments and furnished apartments for rent. Two bedrooms in the north skew on the slightly more expensive side than southern rentals, generally ranging from $600-$800.

You shouldn’t have too much trouble finding a pet-friendly apartment in Ankeny, either. Though some rentals may have limitations on the number or size of pets, you can frequently find apartments that will accept furry friends of all kinds. Remember to ask your landlord prior to signing the lease to avoid any hairy situations (sorry, we couldn’t resist).

So welcome to Ankeny, dear Internet renter! Enjoy all the suburban comforts this Des Moines area city has to offer!